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    Nov 2, 2010, 6:56 PM - Re: My Tron Legacy Costume Attempt #101

    Soulinertia said: View Post
    The result: (sorry for the blurry pics, my GF is not the best photographer)



    It all held up relatively well. Some of the black electrical tape was coming undone by the end of the night, but the EL remained super bright and was constantly on for over 6hrs and I haven't changed the batts yet!


    I powered the entire suit with one 12v inverter using 8 AA batteries.


    As you can see, I still need to finish the donuts and complete the entire back half of the suit.

    Once I have the undersuit finished I'll begin sculpting the actual armor for my 2.0 version!
    Thanks for all the info on the electrical tape. I have more emblems on my PUMA boots. Great Ideas! Awesome execution.
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    Nov 2, 2010, 7:23 PM - Re: My Tron Legacy Costume Attempt #102

    What a fantastic job! The lighting looks superb and the costume looks like it fits beautifully. Bravo!

    Out of curiousity, where did you get that print-out sheet of the full costume? Or did you make that yourself? I was considering drawing up on for Quorra, but I wasn't sure if there was a site that already had it drawn up.

    Can't wait to see Soulinertia 2.0!
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    Nov 8, 2010, 9:17 PM - Re: My Tron Legacy Costume Attempt #103

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    *Update: So I wasn't able to complete the undersuit in time for Halloween. But I decided to get a Tron costume put together regardless. I was in a mad rush to get this done as I procrastinated until the final hrs. Here are the results after 10hrs of labor.

    I'll still be continuing this project until I reach perfection, or at least a replica suit that is satisfactory in my eyes. And I have pretty high standards for this project!

    I used actordiver's technique of overlaying electrical tape over the EL tape. : (thanks for the inspiration!) Here are the strips I used for the legs:


    I laid out each strip on my motorcycle jacket and a pair of leather pants. I didn't want to modify the jacket permanently as I actually use it when I go out riding, so this was another reason for the electrical tape.


    My Sidi vertigo air boots came in handy as well. Again, just a temporary solution so I covered all of the emblems and logos in electrical tape.


    I used these clamps to connect the wires to each piece. They worked like a charm and held up all night! No soldering, gluing, taping or drilling required.


    All ready to be taped down and wired up!

    GREAT JOB!!! Looks fantastic!! Glad to see everyone having fun. I would also add that Black GAFFERS tape it even better than black electrical tape. Gaff tape is easy to rip, doesn't reflect light, and is supper sticky. I havn't had any come off yet.
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    Dec 5, 2010, 12:19 AM - Re: My Tron Legacy Costume Attempt #104

    Has anyone thought about re-wiring the ID Disc with EL tape to have it the same color of your suits? Just wondering
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    Dec 9, 2010, 8:46 PM - Re: My Tron Legacy Costume Attempt #105

    I just started designing my TL suit. The thing i am having the most difficulty with is the armor. I can see how it based off of motocross armor. What i want to know is how to make it, and what is it made out of? It looks like a kind of plastic or rubber, but I'm not sure. The best information i have gotten is from Tron Legacy: Light Suit Costume | Clothes on Film

    Gaffers tape is great idea. i here it leaves no sticky residues too.
    Also i am interested in the hex pattern fabric it looks fantastic!!!
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    Jan 4, 2011, 1:15 PM - Re: My Tron Legacy Costume Attempt #106

    Can't wait to see this done! I am learning something new every time i come back to look at this thread. Also getting my hands on some of that material would be awesome too XD. Do you know if there is stuff already made with that pattern on it? I am trying to do my costume all by hand so as not to buy items off other people that are pre-made.
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    Jan 5, 2011, 7:28 PM - Re: My Tron Legacy Costume Attempt #107

    sweetness im glad to see that there are other people out there working on tron costumes other than me! just for a helpful tip (my costumes different so im not sure if it will work for yours) but i am working on a rinzler/tron costume and the best thing ive found to use is craft foam covered in glue ALOT of times. that means atleast 5-6 layers if you want it absolutley perfect. and then spray paint it black and cover it in plasti dip (i think is what its called i have to go pick some up at home depot before i can finish the suit) anyway just a tip if you were wondering how to make the armor on the costumes! but as i can, it looks like your covered! good luck!
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    Jan 5, 2011, 8:08 PM - Re: My Tron Legacy Costume Attempt #108

    If you guys are using EL Tape + Electrical Tape combo here then how are you getting the EL Tape to make those angles. Example being the chest lights on the jacket? I just haven't gotten my head around that. This would help me in my questions for a Tron costume of my own.
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    Jan 5, 2011, 11:00 PM - Re: My Tron Legacy Costume Attempt #109

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    Yeah, I was there. Hope we make the cut!
    I was there, Glad we did make the cut!
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    Jan 5, 2011, 11:01 PM - Re: My Tron Legacy Costume Attempt #110

    actordiver said: View Post
    GREAT JOB!!! Looks fantastic!! Glad to see everyone having fun. I would also add that Black GAFFERS tape it even better than black electrical tape. Gaff tape is easy to rip, doesn't reflect light, and is supper sticky. I havn't had any come off yet.
    where does one get gaffers tape?
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    Jan 6, 2011, 7:21 AM - Re: My Tron Legacy Costume Attempt #111

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    where does one get gaffers tape?

    Try Amazon or bhphotovideo.com since this tape is used in TV production because it does not reflect light. Hope that helps.
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    Jan 6, 2011, 10:11 AM - Re: My Tron Legacy Costume Attempt #112

    oculus1857 said: View Post
    If you guys are using EL Tape + Electrical Tape combo here then how are you getting the EL Tape to make those angles. Example being the chest lights on the jacket? I just haven't gotten my head around that. This would help me in my questions for a Tron costume of my own.
    My EL Tape is 1.25" thick, so I was able to create the smaller angles with the electrical tape just by laying it over the strips of EL. As for the chest portion, I overlaid two strips of EL tape at different angles so they intersect right at the bend. Hope that makes sense.
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    Jan 6, 2011, 11:19 AM - Re: My Tron Legacy Costume Attempt #113

    I am very intrigued by your progress!! Looking great so far.

    Where are you in Colorado? I have a prop and costume shop in Loveland. You can see some of the stuff we have done at Far Away Creations If you are close I would love to meet up and talk props and costumes ... perhaps even contribute to the tron costume project. We are actually preparing to go to Albuquerque Comic Con and will set up a booth there so we'll be tearing apart our gallery this weekend.

    Either way, I will keep watching your progress!

    Take care,
    Cal
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    Jan 6, 2011, 12:32 PM - Re: My Tron Legacy Costume Attempt #114

    Soulinertia said: View Post
    My EL Tape is 1.25" thick, so I was able to create the smaller angles with the electrical tape just by laying it over the strips of EL. As for the chest portion, I overlaid two strips of EL tape at different angles so they intersect right at the bend. Hope that makes sense.
    Interesting! Makes sense what you did I'm just surprised, and pleasantly so, that it looks so seamless on the chest even though it's two strips laying over one another. Thank you so much for your reply.
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    Jan 6, 2011, 2:42 PM - Re: My Tron Legacy Costume Attempt #115

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    I am very intrigued by your progress!! Looking great so far.

    Where are you in Colorado? I have a prop and costume shop in Loveland. You can see some of the stuff we have done at Far Away Creations If you are close I would love to meet up and talk props and costumes ... perhaps even contribute to the tron costume project. We are actually preparing to go to Albuquerque Comic Con and will set up a booth there so we'll be tearing apart our gallery this weekend.

    Either way, I will keep watching your progress!

    Take care,
    Cal
    Very cool stuff Cal, I'd love to stop in and check out your shop sometime! I'm located east of Denver.
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    Jan 9, 2011, 7:14 PM - Re: My Tron Legacy Costume Attempt #116

    Soulinertia said: View Post
    Making progress!


    where did you get the "negative" version of Sam's tron suit that's in the background of this photo?

    This would be so helpful for me trying to create a layout for my costume. Could you point me to (or send me) a pdf of this? Hopefully front and back?
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    Jan 9, 2011, 7:20 PM - Re: My Tron Legacy Costume Attempt #117

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    Making progress!

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    EDIT:

    I am also interested in the fabric. how much per yard, also with a set of gloves?
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    Jan 10, 2011, 10:32 AM - Re: My Tron Legacy Costume Attempt #118

    The fabric is kind of on the back burner right now while I get these disc kits out. I'll post an update once it is available!
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    Jan 10, 2011, 10:41 AM - Re: My Tron Legacy Costume Attempt #119

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    where did you get the "negative" version of Sam's tron suit that's in the background of this photo?

    This would be so helpful for me trying to create a layout for my costume. Could you point me to (or send me) a pdf of this? Hopefully front and back?
    Enjoy

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    Jan 10, 2011, 3:47 PM - Re: My Tron Legacy Costume Attempt #120

    Awesome, that just made my day
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    Jan 10, 2011, 9:30 PM - Re: My Tron Legacy Costume Attempt #121

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    sweetness im glad to see that there are other people out there working on tron costumes other than me! just for a helpful tip (my costumes different so im not sure if it will work for yours) but i am working on a rinzler/tron costume and the best thing ive found to use is craft foam covered in glue ALOT of times. that means atleast 5-6 layers if you want it absolutley perfect. and then spray paint it black and cover it in plasti dip (i think is what its called i have to go pick some up at home depot before i can finish the suit) anyway just a tip if you were wondering how to make the armor on the costumes! but as i can, it looks like your covered! good luck!
    if you have any designs/pics of your rinzle/tron costume i'd be very interested to see them. if thats cool?
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    Jan 10, 2011, 11:10 PM - Re: My Tron Legacy Costume Attempt #122

    ^^^ yeah, I'm interested in what that armor would look like. Craft foam glued together, painted, and plasti-dipped.

    I've been toying with the idea of a 1/4" or 1/8" wetsuit mixed with hexagon patterned spandex. The suit would primarily be made of the neoprene suit. The hexagon parts would be the spandex material, and the armor would be more (or thicker) neoprene. This would give the costume a tight spandex look, with the ability to add armor / lights very easily.

    What do you guys think?
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    Jan 11, 2011, 6:27 AM - Re: My Tron Legacy Costume Attempt #123

    All of these costumes look amazing! I'm working on a Flynn robe and I've had some problems finding EL tape -- where did you guys manage to source it?
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    Jan 11, 2011, 10:40 AM - Re: My Tron Legacy Costume Attempt #124

    royalnewjersey said: View Post
    ^^^ yeah, I'm interested in what that armor would look like. Craft foam glued together, painted, and plasti-dipped.

    I've been toying with the idea of a 1/4" or 1/8" wetsuit mixed with hexagon patterned spandex. The suit would primarily be made of the neoprene suit. The hexagon parts would be the spandex material, and the armor would be more (or thicker) neoprene. This would give the costume a tight spandex look, with the ability to add armor / lights very easily.

    What do you guys think?
    from what iv been able to gather the costumes in the movie used spandex (elastane) covered by a hexagonal pattern and latex-foam for the armor. so if you can mold the foam to you body it would look great. and to get the leathery look just add industrial buffing gloss.

    this is where i got my info http://clothesonfilm.com/tron-legacy...15850/#panel-1
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    Jan 13, 2011, 12:15 AM - Re: My Tron Legacy Costume Attempt #125

    Hey Soul,

    Just curious as to how the progress is coming on the hex pattern fabric. I am interested in purchasing some, and if you did happen to sell it in already made suits, that would be even better! Please let me know, and thank you!

    CG

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